2018 RUTH MALECZECH AWARD
a performer who embodies Ruth’s daring and raw, naked fearlessness
About David Greenspan
DAVID GREENSPAN is perhaps best known for appearing in his own plays, most notably Dead Mother, She Stoops to Comedy, Go Back to Where You Are, I’m Looking for Helen Twelvetrees, and his solo plays The Argument and The Myopia. He has been recognized for performing solo renditions of Eugene O’Neill’s Strange Interlude, Barry Conners’ The Patsy, Gertrude Stein’s lecture Plays and a program of Stein lectures and a playlet: Composition…Masterpieces…Identity. David has worked with many contemporary playwrights, receiving particular attention for his performances in Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band, Terrence McNally’s Some Men and Goethe’s Faust and enjoys close collaborative relationships with directors David Herskovits, Leigh Silverman, Jack Cummings III, Ken Rus Schmoll. He is the recipient of Guggenheim, Lortel and Fox fellowships; Alpert, Lambda Literary, and Helen Merrill Playwriting awards; and six OBIES.